Cigar Shapes & Sizes

Various Cigar Shapes & Sizes Available at Charlies Cigars, an Online Cigar Store

By Ronn L
In June 2, 2023

At Charlie’s Cigars in Powai, Mumbai, cigar enthusiasts can find an impressive collection of cigars in a wide range of shapes and sizes each with its own unique characteristics and smoking experience. The shape and size of a cigar can greatly impact its flavor, draw, and overall smoking experience. In this article, we will explore the different cigar shapes and sizes, and how they contribute to the enjoyment of a fine cigar.

Cigar Shapes:

  1. Parejo: The parejo shape is the most common and traditional cigar shape. It features straight sides, a cylindrical body, and a rounded cap. Parejos are known for their simplicity and elegance. They are typically easy to handle and offer a consistent smoking experience.
  • Robusto: The robusto is one of the most popular parejo sizes. It typically measures around 5 to 5.5 inches in length with a ring gauge of 50. This size offers a good balance between flavor and smoking time, making it a favorite choice for many cigar enthusiasts.
  • Churchill: The Churchill size is named after Sir Winston Churchill, who was known for his love of cigars. It is a longer and slimmer parejo, usually measuring around 6.5 to 7 inches in length with a ring gauge of 48 to 50. The Churchill size allows for a longer smoking time, providing a leisurely and refined experience.
  • Toro: The toro size is similar to the robusto, but slightly larger. It typically measures around 6 to 6.5 inches in length with a ring gauge of 50 to 52. The toro size offers a longer smoking time and allows for more complexity in flavor.
  1. Figurado: Figurado cigars are non-traditional shapes that deviate from the straight-sided parejo shape. These cigars often have tapered or irregular shapes, creating unique smoking experiences. Figurado cigars require skilled craftsmanship to create their intricate shapes.
    • Torpedo: The torpedo shape features a pointed head and a gradually widening body. It offers a focused and concentrated flavor experience, with the tapered head allowing for a controlled draw.
    • Belicoso: The belicoso shape is similar to the torpedo but with a shorter length. It has a rounded head and a slightly wider body, providing a rich and intense smoking experience.
    • Perfecto: The perfecto shape has a closed foot and a tapered head, with a bulge in the middle. This shape allows for a varying smoking experience as the cigar transitions from a narrow opening to a wider body.
  2. Box-Pressed: Box-pressed cigars have a square or rectangular shape, achieved by placing them in specially designed boxes during the aging process. This shape offers a unique smoking experience, as the flattened sides can affect the burn and draw of the cigar.

Cigar Sizes:

Cigar sizes refer to the length and ring gauge (diameter) of the cigar. The length is usually measured in inches, while the ring gauge is measured in 64ths of an inch. Here are some common cigar sizes:

  • Corona: The corona size is a classic and versatile choice. It typically measures around 5.5 to 6 inches in length with a ring gauge of 42 to 44. Coronas offer a balanced smoking experience with a moderate smoking time.
  • Panatela: Panatelas are long and slender cigars, often associated with elegance and sophistication. They usually measure around 6 to 7.5 inches in length with a ring gauge of 34 to 38. Panatelas provide a delicate and refined smoking experience.
  • Double Corona: Double coronas are large cigars that offer an extended smoking time. They typically measure around 7.5 to 8.5 inches in length with a ring gauge of 49 to 52. Double coronas provide a leisurely smoking experience with complex flavors.
  • Petit Corona: Petit coronas are smaller versions of the corona size. They usually measure around 4.5 to 5 inches in length with a ring gauge of 40 to 42. Petit coronas offer a shorter smoking time and are ideal for those looking for a quick and flavorful smoke.
  • Churchill: As mentioned earlier, the Churchill size is named after Sir Winston Churchill. It typically measures around 6.5 to 7 inches in length with a ring gauge of 48 to 50. Churchill cigars provide a longer smoking time, allowing for a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
  • Gordo: Gordo cigars, also known as “double robusto” or “gran toro,” have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are characterized by their large ring gauge, usually ranging from 60 to 64 or even larger. Gordo cigars offer a full-bodied smoking experience with ample room for complex flavors.

When it comes to finding the perfect cigar, shape and size play a significant role in your smoking experience. At Charlie’s Cigars in Powai, Mumbai, we understand the importance of offering a wide variety of cigar shapes and sizes to cater to diverse preferences. Whether you’re a fan of the traditional parejo shape or prefer the allure of figurado cigars, we have it all. Our collection encompasses everything from robusto and Churchill sizes to corona and petite corona sizes, ensuring that you can find the ideal cigar for any occasion. Visit Charlie’s Cigars and explore our extensive selection of cigars in various shapes and sizes to embark on a delightful and personalized smoking journey.

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